1311 is the best bar in Pittsburgh. This, of course, is just an opinion of mine. I personally think good drinks and a fun atmosphere is the way to go when it comes to a bar. You absolutely cannot come in here and leave without making friends, or at very least having an amazing conversation. People watching is fun here, the cheap (strong) drinks bring in quite a interesting crowd. The music is good, it's diverse, so you don't get sick of hearing the same stuff over and over. They have a jukebox in the back if you care to take over DJing for a bit. They do have $5 pizzas. For those of you who enjoy craft beers, this is surely the place to be, as they have over 100 different kinds of crafts, and new ones in all the time that they post on facebook.com/pages/1311/… . If you've never had a craft, just ask any of the staff and they will be happy to explain them to you, and find one you're sure to enjoy based on your palate. They also have 8 big screen HD TVs, and a projector, for you to enjoy all sports games possible. I'll admit, I am pretty biased. I'm one of their doormen, my name is Paul. On that note I'll add that I don't get paid for this, and I don't make any sort of commission. I just noticed that there are no up to date reviews on this place, so I thought I could leave some information. If you ever have any questions about anything, you are always welcome to ask me. I hope to see you at our bar soon, and I hope you leave some reviews for me to read! I'll leave a list of our specials below. $5 Captain & Coke pitchers. or (depending on the day of the week) $5 Smirnoff Vodka pictures. Any flavor with any mixer you could imagine. There are 1,000's of possibilities. Some of the common favorites are Coke & Vanilla (vanilla coke), Blue Pitches are blueberry vodka with sprite and Blue Curaçao to add some color, and watermelon or strawberry vodka with cranberry juice. $3 Fireballs or MiniBeers. $4 Grape or Cherry Bombs. $5 Pints of homemade Sangria. (Tastes amazing.) $2.50 Coors Lite aluminum pints. They also have a few beer specials, but those change by the day, stop on by to see all of those.
I have attended two large events here at the Library and both of them went off without a hitch. I was a date to a fraternity function. The bar was a cash bar and the drinks were priced fairly with a friendly bartender working. The event was catered and we had plenty of delicious finger food to go around...highly reccommend the dark-green bright-red... I also went to a rehearsal dinner here in which we were allowed to choose the entree. Each of us got a different one and not one of us was disappointed. Every plate was delicious. Working with the event planner was a breeze and she was so friendly and helpful. At one point there were guests walking through our party to the patio. We didn't pay to have the whole upstairs and the patio but we also didn't want to have strangers walking through the party. The staff was so accomadating that they had their own customers walk up the service stairs to the patio and it made the whole night even better. I highly reccommend this place, either for a large event or just for a great dinner. The room rental was fairly priced and the food was a bargain for how tasty it was. I'll be going back!
The 941 saloon and Tilden after hours club are by far the best places to party in Pittsburgh. My husband and I recently moved to downtown Pittsburgh from LA, and as a straight woman, I can assure you that there's no place more happening than here. Unlike most cheesy joints in pittsburgh, the saloon/tilden gets a great mixed crowd (straight, gay, etc)...they also have an awesome DJ, fabulous drink specials, and a very upbeat atmosphere. Other "nightclubs" in this city pale in comparison. The 941 saloon is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail after work, and if you're in the mood to party all night it's a one-stop-shop for a great time! The staff is super cool and welcoming and the owner is HOTTTTT!!! this place is the real deal, I HIGHLY recommend it!